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English adjective: kind

1. kind having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior


SamplesKind to sick patients.
A kind master.
Kind words showing understanding and sympathy.
Thanked her for her kind letter.


Similarbenevolent, benign, benignant, charitable, gentle, good-hearted, gracious, kind-hearted, kindhearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic


See alsobenign, benignant, considerate, good-natured, merciful, soft


Attributekindness


Antonymsunkind

2. kind agreeable, conducive to comfort


SamplesA dry climate kind to asthmatics.
The genial sunshine.
Hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet.


Synonymsgenial


Similarhospitable


Antonymsinhospitable

3. kind tolerant and forgiving under provocation


SamplesOur neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke.


Synonymstolerant


Similarforgiving


Antonymsunforgiving


English noun: kind

1. kind (cognition) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality


SamplesSculpture is a form of art.
What kinds of desserts are there?.


Synonymsform, sort, variety


Broader (hypernym)category


Narrower (hyponym)antitype, art form, brand, color, colour, description, flavor, flavour, genre, genus, ilk, like, like, make, manner, model, species, stripe, style, the like, the likes of, type









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